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Flash bulbs are the drug of choice during New York Fashion Week, for everyone from the models to the editors to the random passers-by outside the shows. Thus, there is much dressing for the camera, hoping that a lens focuses on the flamboyance. Each day during NYFW, we'll bring you the most obvious photog bait, as snapped by us.
These two girls spotted in the Tents at Lincoln Center look pretty normal, right? Compared to our past Photog Bait subjects, they are even well put-together, but they are examples of another sort of Fashion Week guest that loves to vogue before the cameras, the ones hoping to be shot by legit street style photogs (think The Sartorialist, Jak & Jil Blog, etc). Here, however, we've got a case of trying too hard while not trying hard enough.
Did you also notice that their shoes match their jackets? Or that the one on the right is showing her midriff in a way that's more awkward than fashionable, since the outfit would look better with a slouchy, tucked-in top? And then the one on the left is doing a lingerie slip under crazy jacket thing, which is too too much though it succeeded in getting her pulled aside for photos? Yea, they're pretty and all, but the press credential slung out of sight on the right girl's neck says that they aren't models or magazine editors or famous, but in a dim light and after a few drinks, they could look like any of those.
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